David G. Classon

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David G. Classon
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byThomas F. Konop
Succeeded byGeorge J. Schneider
Personal details
Born(1870-09-27)September 27, 1870
Oconto, Wisconsin
DiedSeptember 6, 1930(1930-09-06) (aged 59)
Oconto, Wisconsin
Political partyRepublican

David Guy Classon (September 27, 1870 – September 6, 1930) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

David G. Classon was born in Oconto, Wisconsin. Classon attended the public schools, and graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin–Madison (LL.B., 1891). He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Oconto. He served as judge of Oconto County, Wisconsin from 1894 to 1898. He served as mayor of Oconto from 1898 to 1900. He was City attorney from 1900 to 1906. He served as president of the board of education in 1912 and 1913. He served as president of the board of fire and police commissioners in 1915 and 1916.

Classon was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1923). While in congress he represented Wisconsin's 9th congressional district.[2][3] In Congress, he was one of the two Wisconsin congressmen who voted in favor of the declaration of war with Germany during World War I, out of the eleven members of the Wisconsin delegation.[4] He was opposed to prohibition.

He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922. He resumed the practice of law in Oconto, Wisconsin. After returning to Oconto, he served as circuit judge of the 20th circuit (1928–1930), filling the unexpired term of William B. Quinlan.[2] He died at his home in Oconto, Wisconsin, on September 6, 1930.[2][3] He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classon, David Guy 1870 - 1930 (Wisconsin Historical Society)
  2. ^ a b c "Ex-Judge Classon of Oconto Is Dead". The Capital Times. September 8, 1930. p. 13. Retrieved December 17, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ a b c "Judge Classon, Noted Stawart, Dies at Oconto". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. September 8, 1930. p. 3. Retrieved December 17, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "TO ADOPT S. J. RES. 1, (43 STAT-1, APRIL 16, 1917), DECLARING THAT A STATE OF WAR EXISTS BETWEEN THE IMPERIAL GERMAN GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE U.S., AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO EMPLOY ENTIRE NAVAL AND MILITARY FORCES OF THE U. S. AND RESOURCES OF GOVERNMENT TO CARRY ON WAR AGAINST GERMANY. (P. 306-1)". govtrack. govtrack. Retrieved 7 June 2017.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas F. Konop
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1917 - March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
George J. Schneider